Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers NHL Game Picks 11/7/2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019
BB&T Center is the site where Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers (7-3-4, 4th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Washington Capitals (11-2-3, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) on Thursday. The odds on this matchup have the Capitals coming in at +106 and the Panthers are at -117. The over/under is set at 6.5. The Capitals cover 66.7% of the time, having gone 10-5 SU. The Panthers cover 46.2% of the time, going 6-7 straight up.
The Washington Capitals head into this game holding a record of 11 wins and 2 losses, which puts them at 1st in the Metropolitan Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 63 goals which is 1st in the conference and 1st in the league. Their goal differential is +14, which puts them at 4th in the league. The Capitals currently have a total of 25 points, which is 1st in the league and 1st in the conference. When it comes to shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 493 which is 5th in the Eastern Conference and 12th in the league. As a team, Washington has earned a total of 279 hits which has them averaging 17.4 per contest. They currently have a total of 180 blocks for the year. The goalie for Washington is Braden Holtby from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 618 mins defending the net this season. Holtby is allowing an average of 3.30 goals per game which has him ranking 19th among East goalies and 34th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this year, he's surrendered 34 goals. He has a save percentage of .895 which has him ranking 18th among East goalies.
The Washington Capitals were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 victory against the Calgary Flames in their last game. The Capitals had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in the victory. For this game, they netted 4 out of the 32 shots they attempted. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those attempts. Washington earned 6 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Capitals was 38 and the Corsi against was 46 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 45.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 29, which tells us they had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0%. They earned 25 face-off wins and lost 23 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 50.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 103.1 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Calgary Flames earned a total of 27 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 2 power play opportunities.
The Panthers will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 7 wins and 3 defeats. In discussing goal differential, they rank 9th in the East and 16th in the league with +2. They have earned a total of 50 goals for this season which is 6th in the conference. Florida has a team save percentage of .883 which has them sitting 27th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.3% putting them at 7th in the East. In goal for Florida is Sergei Bobrovsky who is having a tough season by surrendering 3.36 goals per contest and that places him 20th among East goalies and 35th among goalies in the NHL. In the 643 mins he's played, he has allowed 36 goals. He holds a save percentage of .882, which has him sitting 25th among East goalies and 44th among goalies in the NHL.
The Florida Panthers faced off against the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Panthers got the win by a score of 4 - 0. In this game, Florida went home with a 54.2% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 39 and their opponent having a Corsi of 33. Their Fenwick rate was 56.1% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Red Wings earning a 25 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Florida played and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 112.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 65.4%. The Panthers converted 4 goals of the 41 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this outing and netted 1 out of those tries. In discussing their opponent, the Red Wings had 3 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. Florida allowed 22 shots on goal and the Red Wings earned 4 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida (-117)
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